Indigenous Stories, Immersive Experiences

In this presentation, Yukiko Stranger-Galey and Derek Tan discuss how to integrate Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing in a natural history museum.

Hosted by Canada’s History Society

Posted February 18, 2020

Perspectives on Biodiversity – Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web is a joint project between the Musqueam First Nation and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver. This work expands upon the multiple meanings and relationships that any one object or species can hold and is contextualized around a 35-foot sturgeon harpoon.

This presentation was part of the Making Big Stories Personal panel at the 12th Canada's History Forum, Small Stories, Big Ideas, held on January 19, 2020.

Yukiko Stranger-Galey is the exhibits manager and Derek Tan is the digital media specialist at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Governor General's History Awards Winner Perspectives on Biodiversity – Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web is the recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!

Related to Canada's History Forum